Saturday, 11 March 2017
Stood on the patio is a planter and these crocus have appeared in it. We didn't set them and so I can only assume that they have self set. They are a beautiful purple striped variety and there are no more like this anywhere in the garden.
Regular readers of my blog will know that in our family on Ash Wednesday we traditionally eat 'Bedfordshire Donuts'. The job of making the donuts falls to my Mum and so today a plate of delicious freshly cooked donuts were delivered to us which we enjoyed during the day.
Today was Shrove Tuesday so this evening pancakes were cooked and eaten with traditional lemon and sugar.
We have a section of the garden near the greenhouse where any indoor pots of spring flowering bulbs, that have finished flowering, are planted - daffodils, hyacinths, etc .. These 'Tet-a-Tete' dwarf Narcissus bought a couple of years ago and then transferred to the garden are now flowering.
I spent some time this afternoon watching out of the bedroom window as tree surgeons scaled the large tree behind our house to cut it back. Its a good job the work wasn't planned for later in the week as Storm Doris is forecast to hit us and I'm sure no one would want to be climbing trees when she does.
When I was at school (many years ago) we all had to make an apron in our needlework classes which we would later use in our cookery classes. The aprons were made of gingham cotton fabric and we decorated the squares with cross stitch. How times have changed! In Lara's needlework classes this term she made a cable tidy for keeping the cable on her earbuds tidy.